NBA Jam is arguably one of the best sports games of all-times. A remake has been in the works for quite some time now for the Nintendo Wii, and it’s been heavily rumored over the last few weeks that gamers would also see it on the Xbox 360 and PS3. These rumors turned out to be true, and you’re going to wish that they weren’t.
While NBA Jam will be making it’s way to the Xbox 360 and PS3, you won’t be able to buy it in the PSN or XBLA — oh no! The only way you’ll be able to get this is by purchasing EA’s NBA Elite 11. That’s right, if you want to enjoy NBA Jam on either of these consoles, you’re going to have to buy a Basketball game you probably don’t want to begin with.
Jordan Edelstein of EA Sports recently spoke with ESPN and told them that EA wants gamers to “try” NBA Elite 11, and that it’s such a great product!
We’re still holding back the Remix Tour for the Wii consumer, and that’s about 20 hours of gameplay, but for the PS3 and 360, we want people to try ‘Elite’. We feel like ‘NBA Elite 11′ is a great product and we want people to give it a chance and see all the changes we’re making. So as a way to say thanks to these people, we are going to let them experience ‘Jam’. It’s not the full product, but it’s a good portion of it.
This doesn’t seem like a way of saying thanks to anyone. It seems like a big “fuck you” more than anything else. Make us buy a game we don’t want and then give us only a small taste of what we do want? That sounds extremely logical! You really know how to show your thanks EA!
EA knows how badly some of us want this game and what do they do? They go right ahead and troll us by doing this. I think the image below accurately depicts my feelings and the feelings of many other gamers out there.